KUB Utility Work Lane Closures through Nov. 11

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KUB Utility Work Lane Closures through Nov. 11

Posted: 11/09/2016
Due to KUB Utility work, there will be lane closures on W. Fifth Ave, W. Summit Hill Dr., Locust St. and Kingston Pike Nov. 10-11.

(Old City) West Fifth Avenue Lane Closure [November 10-11] – KUB contract crews will close a short section of the inside, eastbound lane of West Fifth Avenue between North Central Street and North Gay Street, daily from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m., on Thursday, November 10, and Friday, November 11,  as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. One eastbound and both westbound lanes will remain open during this time. All lanes on West Fifth Avenue will reopen outside of listed work hours, and signs will be on site to assist with traffic control. 
  
(Downtown Knoxville) Locust Street Lane Closure [November 10] – KUB crews will reduce a section of Locust Street to one southbound lane of traffic between W. Vine Avenue and Cafego Place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., on Thursday, November 10, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. One southbound lane of traffic will be maintained. Appropriate signage will be placed on site.   

(Downtown Knoxville) West Summit Hill Drive Lane Closures [Extended November 10]
– KUB crews will close the following lanes on West Summit Hill Drive from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., on Thursday, November 10, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area: 
• Westbound W. Summit Hill Drive turn lane to Locust Street 
• Eastbound, inside lane of West Summit Hill Drive at the Locust Street intersection 
Turn access from northbound Locust Street to westbound W. Summit Hill Drive will also be closed during this time. All Locust Street traffic will be directed east on W. Summit Hill drive. Motorists should use Walnut Street as an alternate route. 

 (West Knoxville) Kingston Pike Lane Closure [November 10-11] – KUB crews will close a short section of the outside, westbound lane of Kingston Pike between Papermill Drive and Wesley Road from 10 p.m., Thursday, November 10, through 6 a.m., Friday, November 11, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. One westbound lane, the center turn lane, and both southbound lanes will remain open during this time. Access to areas businesses will be maintained. Appropriate signage will be on site to assist with traffic control, and follow-up advisories will be issued as necessary. 
  
Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in these areas. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use caution and expect temporary delays in these areas. More information on this and other KUB construction projects can be found at www.kub.org.